Unix and Linux systems comprise an integral part of the IT environment for many organizations. Valued for their stability, cost-effectiveness, and openness, Unix/Linux in today’s world must adhere to increasingly stringent compliance requirements, withstand sophisticated and varied threats, and meet the demand of interoperability with the full range of non-Unix/Linux systems (Microsoft Windows being at the forefront). This webinar will probe into common security and compliance challenges facing Unix-based organizations. Discussion will be centered around four canons of cybersecurity:

  • Authentication
  • Authorization
  • Administration
  • Audit

Tune in to learn how you can overcome today’s Unix-related security and compliance challenges, while optimizing operational efficiencies, with the right mix of practices and technologies.

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Derek A. Smith

Founder, National Cybersecurity Education Center

Derek A. Smith is an expert at cybersecurity, cyber forensics, healthcare IT, SCADA security, physical security, investigations, organizational leadership and training. He is currently the Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives for the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College, responsible to perform complex duties relating to the development and coordination of cyber initiatives at NCI. Formerly, he has worked for a number of IT companies including Computer Sciences Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton. Derek spent 18 years as a special agent for various government agencies and the military. He has also taught business and IT courses at several universities for over 20 years. Derek has served in the US Navy, Air Force and Army for a total of 24 years. He completed an MBA, MS in IT Information Assurance, Masters in IT Project Management, and a BS in Education.